MENTAL ILLNESS

'Ulladakam' to 'Nerkonda Parvai': A look at mental illness in mainstream cinema

On World Mental Health Day, here's a look at some popular films remembered for their portrayal of mental illnesses - both good and bad.

published on : 12th October 2019

Kerala NGO extends free treatment, rehabilitation to people with mental illness

Follow-up, particularly house visits, is important and we need more volunteers, who’re ready to take turns and offer mental and physical support to the patients’ families. 

published on : 10th October 2019

Four state-run insurers provide mental illness cover to 1 lakh people

The Mental Healthcare Act 2017 provides that every insurer should make provision for medical insurance for treatment of mental illness on the same basis as is available for physical illness.

published on : 21st July 2019

Halfway homes for those cured of mental illness

Chief Secretary SK Joshi on Tuesday directed the officials concerned to prepare an action plan for setting up of halfway homes for patients who have been cured of mental illnesses.

published on : 17th July 2019

Florida school shooting blamed on mental illness, not guns

In a national address from the White House, Trump said he wants America's children to know, "you are never alone, and you never will be."

published on : 16th February 2018